Oct 10, 2014

Five on Friday- Kid's Favorite Books

I had a major discussion on favorite children's books the other night with some friends (from chatting about how late we stayed out the night before to favorite toddler tomes- oh, how my life has changed!). I thought I would share some of my kiddos' favorites today!

1.  Miss Suzy:
This is a thoroughly charming tale of a little gray squirrel who lives in a cozy little house at the top of a tree.  She is forced to relocate to an abandoned dollhouse, but eventually makes her way back to her peaceful tree.  I don't want to spoil it for you, but it's just the best!  It was one of Morgan's favorites from his childhood and he got it for Dell Harper.  Everyone loves this story, as well as the adorable illustrations.

2.  Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
One of my favorite books to read as a child, I was thrilled to find a shortened version of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggles tales at the used bookstore the other day- The Won't Take a Bath Cure, in which the parents plant radish seeds in the layer of dirt covering their daughter's skin when she refuses to take a bath.  Disgusting in the most delicious way!

 Just ordered the Won't Pick Up Toys Cure- we need to reinforce that message around here (maybe Morgan will read it as well?  Ha!).

3.  Roadwork

Dell Harper (and subsequently, I) can recite this.  Children love it, and I like that it's short and relatively easy to read.  Isn't that awful?  Y'all know by the end of the bedtime routine, you just want to zone out. We need some shorter ones for those nights when your toddler demands "Three books! Eight books! No, a LOT books!!".  Anyway, Roadwork never gets old, even when we read it three weeks in a row.

4.  My No No No Day
This is one of our Dolly Parton Imagination Library books, and is a controversial topic amongst my friends.  Kids adore it, but some parents feel it encourages tantrums.  Check out the Amazon reviews. Ha, my child does not need a book to teach her how to throw a tantrum- she is quite adept on her own!  I think the book is hilarious.  We all have those days.  I think it's actually helped DH- when she is having a hard time, we talk about how it's a "no no no day" and it helps her take a step back and calm down.

5.  Peek-a Who? and NoisyFarm
Now for Deeds' picks.  That little snuggle-bunny reaches for his books as soon as he finishes his evening feed.  He just giggles and grins the whole time.  It's the cutest thing.
He likes the battered hand-me-down copy of Peek-a Who.
Great illustrations, and fun to read to the baby.  There's lots of little tickling involved in our rendition.

His very favorite-
Dell Harper loved this one as well.  It's your basic "duck says quack", but something about the illustrations and flaps just really appeals to babies.  Deeds LOVES it.  He smiles the minute I pick it up, and giggles the entire way through.  Just adorable.

I'm linking up with the Five on Friday ladies- glad everyone is back!

1 comment:

  1. Love hearing how y'all read them aloud! Peek-a-who is all time fav from Baby Girl's cousins.... It saved me when we were delayed on a plane recently. Thank you classic children book authors!


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